Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Quilt #11: Turning 20 in Red

In November 2013 I completed my first donated quilt. It was 8 months since I first started sewing my first rag quilt on a teeny Big Lots sewing machine. Our family started attending a new church. The first Sunday we visited, we learned about the quilting ministry, Piecemakers. The funny thing is, in the five years since, I've never seen it mentioned again. It's become a bit of a joke amongst the group, that we are a secret society!

The ladies in our group have all different styles and abilities. One person doesn't actually sew, but she cut up kits. This first quilt I made for the group was made from one of her kits. (I didn't actually have a quilt stash back then!) The pattern is called Turning 20. 

It was also the first time I used polyester batting since that is what gets donated to our group. I am definitely not a fan.

My attempt at straight line quilting without lines, rulers, or tape. 

I totally forgot about this sweet picture of my boy falling asleep next to the quilt top. Sigh...

I don't remember which organization received this quilt, but I hope it is being used and loved.


  1. I love Turning Twenty! Such a fast quilt to make. This is wonderful in red! I'm not a fan of poly batts either. I do like Hobbs 80/20 (80 % Cotton, 20% Poly) though. It's soft and has a nice drape. Thanks for linking to Wednesday Wait Loss.

  2. Lovely and bright. I'm sure it's being loved and used.

  3. Great use of those red scraps! Thanks for linking to Finished or Not Friday!

  4. Not a fan of the polyester batting either, I only used it once and never will again. I've been donating quite a few quilts lately .. It's a good feeling.

  5. Lots of great colors in your quilt.

  6. I love how scrappy the quilt looks, even though it follows a pattern. And I'm not a fan of polyester batting either!

  7. I love the idea of a quilting ministry fabulous. This is a sweet quilt and your straight quilting lines are great. Love the photo of your little boy asleep on the precious.

  8. That photo of your son next to the quilt top is so sweet! I still like to use poly batting for some quilts as it is so warm.


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